Destinations

The 7 best selfie spots

Gabriella Warden

There’s no point fighting it, the Age of the Selfie is well and truly here.

It’s time to break out the selfie stick and give in to this century’s hottest trend, with APT’s list of seven of the best selfie spots around the world.

1. Take a rockin’ selfie at the Rocky Mountains

Canada is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, from majestic mountains to the crystal clear waters of its many lakes. A selfie shot with a local against one of the many stunning backdrops is the ultimate way to show off this destination.

With the exception of the bears, most locals are only too happy to share a snap.

Rocky mountains mounties

2. Share an eyeful of the Eiffel

The Eiffel Tower in Paris is one of the most photographed icons in the world. No trip to the French capital is complete without a quick selfie stop at this magical monument.

Built in 1889 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution, today the Eiffel Tower welcomes over 7 million visitors a year.

Eiffel Tower

3. Take a regal portrait at a European castle

One thing you are guaranteed to see on a trip through Europe is a fairytale castle or two. Make like a King or Queen for the day and procure yourself a portrait in front of one of these stunning historical homes. Travel on APT’s 15-day Magnificent Europe river cruise and you’ll have exclusive access to Namedy Castle.

Situated in the German town of Andernach this 14-century residence is home to Princess Heide von Hohenzollern who will open the doors to her home just for you. There are plenty of rooms, hidden nooks and grounds to explore in a bid to capture the ultimate selfie.

Alternatively capture yourself feasting like royalty on banquet in the castle’s lavish hall of mirrors.

Namedy Castle

4. Smile and say ‘sunrise’ at Angkor Wat

One of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia, the World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park includes the remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century.

This includes Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations, and famous Temple of Angkor Wat. Said to be the world’s largest single religious monument, Angkor Wat is a sight to behold.

Capturing yourself on camera at this special moment will ensure you have a memory to remember.

Angkor Wat

5. Pose at Picchu

Peru offers a host of travel highlights, from Lima to Lake Titicaca and Cusco the Sacred Valley. But the most sought-after selfie spot has to be at the World Heritage-listed site, Machu Picchu. This iconic Lost City of the Incas remained undiscovered until 1911 when American historian Hiram Bingham brought it to international attention.

Machu Picchu

6. Capture yourself in the Kimberley

Filled with some of the most stunning natural vistas in the world, the Kimberley is widely regarded as Australia’s last true frontier. From its rugged coastline to the stunning waterfalls, gorges, Aboriginal rock art, desert and national parks – you won’t be short of content to capture on film.

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7. Snap your sense of adventure on a small ship cruise

Sail into the unknown on a small ship coastal cruise with an expedition team, expert lecturers and a sense of adventure to far-flung and unusual destinations and you’ll experience some of the most remote and unusual selfie spots the world has to offer.

From the snorkelling with the stingless jelly fish of the beautiful Kakaban Island of East Kalimantan; to learning about the local culture and customs of the people of Torajaland in Central Sulawesi, with their fascinating boat-shaped houses built facing north in honour of the deities and grave sites that house replicas of the ancestors, called Tau Taus.

There will be more photo opportunities than you can poke a selfie stick at.

cruise

Images: APT


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